Hotel Review: An Ocean View Junior Suite at the St. Regis Princeville

TO THE POINT: The St. Regis Princeville is a beautiful property on Kauai’s scenic northern shore, perfect for a relaxing vacation. The pros: great location overlooking Hanalei Bay, attentive staff, beautiful grounds. The cons: expensive redemption and cash rates, a long drive from the airport, feels somewhat outdated. The St. Regis Princeville is not only…

Delta Flash Sale: Save up to 25% on Award Flights to Hawaii

Been planning a trip to Hawaii but haven’t pulled the trigger on a flight just yet? Now could be a good time to do so with Delta’s latest flash sale. If you book your round-trip flight between now and 11:59pm ET (tonight!), you can get up to 25% off an award redemption. Fares during the sale start…

The 10 Most Anticipated Hotels Opening Around the World This Fall

Just because Labor Day weekend is behind us doesn’t mean it’s time to stop traveling. Whether you’re planning a fall or wintertime getaway, these 10 hot new hotel openings should be on your travel radar. While the list below is by no means exhaustive, it represents the best of the best of fall openings in destinations…

Travel Waivers Issued as Storms Head for Hawaii and Florida

Update 2: And here’s United’s NYC waiver: Update: Airlines have begun to add waivers for New York City-area airports as well. American Airlines’ waiver is here and below: For those that missed their calendar reminder, June 1 kicked off “hurricane season” in the Atlantic. However, September is usually the busiest month for tropical systems. The tropics are…

Christmas Family Vacation in Hawaii — Reader Success Story

One of the things I love most about being The Points Guy is getting to hear stories from readers about how award travel has affected their lives — the exotic vacations they’ve planned, the trips they’ve made to be with family and friends, the premium seats and suites they’ve experienced and so much more, all…

Delta Will Serve Meals in Economy on Flights to Hawaii

Great news for travelers flying on Delta’s long-haul flights to Hawaii: beginning September 15, 2016, the airline will serve complimentary meals to passengers in economy and Delta Comfort Plus on flights to Honolulu (HNL) from Atlanta (ATL), Minneapolis (MSP) and New York (JFK). The introduction of meal service on Delta’s longest Hawaii-bound flights comes about…

Review: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

TO THE POINT: A Category 6 property located on the Hawaii’s Valley Isle, the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort provides everything you’d need for what should have been the perfect family beach getaway. The pros: fabulous sunset views, flower leis at check-in and locally sourced bath products. The cons: a hefty $40 daily resort fee and lousy…

Which Points Should I Use to Travel in the Hawaiian Islands?

TPG reader Nick sent me a tweet to ask about traveling in Hawaii: “Would it make sense to transfer Starpoints to Hawaiian Airlines for interisland travel?” I think Hawaii is one travel destination that really lives up to the hype. Each island has a lot to offer, and if you’ve got time to spare, it’s worth…

Air New Zealand’s Flying a 787 Between Honolulu and Auckland

The Dreamliner is one of the comfiest ways to get from A to B. It’s always a bonus when a carrier announces that it will begin flying a Dreamliner on a route that isn’t typically serviced by a 787. And now, Air New Zealand is the latest to announce the addition of one of its Dreamliners…